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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Home Survey is the best choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Radcliffe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Radcliffe

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Radcliffe) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Radcliffe

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Radcliffe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Radcliffe property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Radcliffe property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Radcliffe Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could rain have on a Radcliffe home? Where there is damage, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is rarely considered properly by purchasers. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. This can lead to damage to foundations.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to remedy. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage

can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Radcliffe which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is very aesthetic and was common on some Georgian buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Radcliffe Homebuyer Reports frequently highlight defects such as when it is faced with on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues might result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Remedying problems may be difficult as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a home near Ringley Old Bridge , will this affect the property's value?

Ringley Old Bridge is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the attractiveness of an area. The RICS valuer will consider all local factors during the home buyers survey in Radcliffe. See the English Heritage website for more information on Ringley Old Bridge.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Radcliffe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Radcliffe property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Radcliffe property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Radcliffe Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could rain have on a Radcliffe home? Where there is damage, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is rarely considered properly by purchasers. Signs that downspouts are worth a closer look include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. This can lead to damage to foundations.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to remedy. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage



can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Radcliffe which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco is very aesthetic and was common on some Georgian buildings. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Stucco is often prone to defect and Radcliffe Homebuyer Reports frequently highlight defects such as when it is faced with on-going weathering which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues might result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Remedying problems may be difficult as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a home near Ringley Old Bridge , will this affect the property's value?

Ringley Old Bridge is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the attractiveness of an area. The RICS valuer will consider all local factors during the home buyers survey in Radcliffe. See the English Heritage website for more information on Ringley Old Bridge.

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